Rafael Nadal set another milestone at the French Open on Thursday, posting the 200th Grand Slam match win of his career.
First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Rookie forward Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift Pittsburgh to a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night, sending the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009.
Martin Truex Jr. put himself in good position for another strong showing at the Coca-Cola 600, a race he thought he should have won last year.
Manchester United hired Jose Mourinho as its third manager in three years on Friday, entrusting the highly successful Portuguese coach with the job of restoring the status of England's most prestigious club.
Bryce Molder was joking around with playing partner Scott Langley as the sky darkened over Colonial. "It was almost like they were about to blow the horn for darkness," Molder said.
Ted Dumitru, the former South African national soccer team coach whose 40-year career took him from communist Romania to Turkey, Germany, the United States and across Africa, died Thursday. He was 76.
Matteo Trentin took a brilliant victory on the Giro d'Italia 18th stage as race leader Steven Kruijswijk comfortably held onto the pink jersey on Thursday.
LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Second seed Andy Murray survived his second successive five-set French Open battle to reach the third round Wednesday, avoiding what would have been his worst Grand Slam loss in eight years.